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New York Times, Friday, November 2, 1951

13-Across : Altar boy.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 866
Across
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Connecticut's adopted carrier. : TARAWA
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Indian of New Mexico and Arizona. : NAVAHO
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Altar boy. : ACOLYTE
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Mexican shawls. : SERAPES
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Their sympathies are far to the left of 17 Down. : FELLOWTRAVELERS
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Locust. : TREE
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Egg-shaped. : OOID
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Rex Stout's heavyweight sleuth. : NERO
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With. : AMONG
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Attention. : EAR
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Showed consideration for. : SPARED
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1952 Olympic games location. : HELSINKI
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Dead-end kid's pronoun. : YOUSE
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Sudden attempt: Colloq. : STAB
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Assumed haughtiness. : AIRS
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Something inert or heavy. : LOG
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Is half asleep. : DROWSES
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Decaliter: Abbr. : DAL
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An automobile tire: French. : PNEU
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Revise for publication. : EDIT
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Seat of the International Court of Justice. : HAGUE
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H. S. T.'s foreign affairs adviser. : HARRIMAN
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Forrestal, Johnson, Marshall, ___. : LOVETT
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Blackbird. : ANI
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Forest clearing. : GLADE
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Gov. Arn's stale: Abbr. : KANS
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President O'Kelly. : SEAN
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American ostrich. : RHEA
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Creed of 16 Across. : ANTIAMERICANISM
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Popular garden flower. : PETUNIA
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British battleship sunk off Malaya. : REPULSE
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Associated with. : TEAMED
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Famous name in baseball. : SISLER
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Charles Phelps ___. : TAFT
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Maple tree genus. : ACER
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Characterization. : ROLE
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Listening intently: 2 wds. : ALLEARS
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Cheyenne is its capital: Abbr. : WYO
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Phoebe ___ Taylor, Cape Cod raconteur. : ATWOOD
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Carson City is its capital: Abbr. : NEV
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Spheres of action. : ARENAS
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Girl's name. : VALERIA
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Copier. : APER
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Man of valor. : HERO
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Donovan's famous outfit. : OSS
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Short jacket. : ETON
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Morose. : SAD
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A De Gaullist, politically speaking. : RIGHTWINGER
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Reward. : MEED
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Magdeburg's river. : ELBE
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Any girl after a session of dieting. : SYLPH
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City 75 miles SE of Bombay. : POONA
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Carpenter's tool larger than a gimlet. : AUGER
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Far, Near, Middle. : EAST
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Dress stone with a hammer. : NIDGE
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Cabbage dish. : KRAUT
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Safety zone in a British street. : ISLET
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Saleratus. : SODA
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Ancient people of Gaul. : REMI
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Wearing shoes. : SHOD
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Material for Los Alamos. : URANIUM
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Infernal region, to which descent is easy. : AVERNUS
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Utterly senseless. : INSANE
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Cavalry weapons. : LANCES
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Fox's den. : LAIR
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Where the patella is. : KNEE
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Species of ant at the Bronx Zoo. : ATTA
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Popular mise en scène in current fiction. : SEA
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Knoll. : HILL
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Being. : ESSE
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Native of the U. S.: Abbr. : AMER
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Clever. : APT
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Among. : MID
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Mountain in the Himalayas, less than 5,000 ft. under Everest. : API

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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